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New construction partner appointed by law firm TLT

January 21, 2013
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New construction partner appointed by law firm TLT

TLT, the national law firm with its headquarters in Bristol, has strengthened its construction team by appointing specialist lawyer Lawrence Bruce as a partner. Lawrence,, has extensive expertise advising funders, developers, contractors, consortium and joint venture partners on developments and projects throughout the UK and overseas in a wide...

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Veale Wasbrough Vizards merger talks end

January 18, 2013
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Veale Wasbrough Vizards merger talks end

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) and Hewitsons have called off their merger plans. In a joint statement issued this afternoon they confirmed discussions have now ended after more than six months. VWV and Hewitsons, which has offices in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton, confirmed the talks last...

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Law trainees select charities for their 2013 fundraising activities

January 18, 2013
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Law trainees select charities for their 2013 fundraising activities

Trainee lawyers at West law firm Foot Anstey have chosen The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust and Age UK as the charities they will support this year. The 12 trainees are required to play a lead role in the firm’s busy calendar of corporate social responsibility activities as part of...

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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

January 14, 2013
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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards has strengthened its nationally-recognised education team with the appointment of Alice Reeve. Alice, pictured, specialises in employment law, working predominantly with independent schools, academies and other educational institutions. She was previously a partner at Cheltenham and Reading firm Rickerbys, where she led the...

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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

January 11, 2013
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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

Temple Bright, the fast-growing Bristol law firm, has added construction law specialist Doug Masson to its practice as a partner. Mr Masson joins from top 25 UK firm SNR Denton, where he was a partner. He trained in the City of London and was subsequently a partner in the...

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West law firms set to merge and challenge for Top 100 placing

January 10, 2013
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West law firms set to merge and challenge for Top 100 placing

Two of the West’s leading law firms, Harrison Clark and Rickerbys, have announced plans to merge, marking a further consolidation of the regional legal market. The firms have signed heads of agreement on the move, which, with continued growth, is expected to put the combined operation among the UK’s...

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TLT trumps UK’s largest law firms in client satisfaction league table

January 7, 2013
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TLT trumps UK’s largest law firms in client satisfaction league table

Bristol-headquartered TLT has beaten all the UK’s major law firms, including the ‘magic circle’ of City-based international firms, to rank number one for client satisfaction. The firm took top spot in the table compiled by trade magazine Legal Week which gauged the views of 1,204 of the UK’s largest...

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West lawyer steps into key role at global professional association

January 3, 2013
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West lawyer steps into key role at global professional association

Patricia Wass, a specialist wealth and succession lawyer at West law firm Foot Anstey, has become England & Wales regional committee chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Patricia, pictured, was selected after serving as regional deputy chair at STEP, the worldwide professional association for practitioners...

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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

January 2, 2013
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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

West law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has launched an integrated human resources service to help ease some of the biggest employment headaches faced by small firms. Thrings HR will support clients in areas such as disciplinary investigations, grievance hearings, individual redundancy consultations, performance management and...

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TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

December 21, 2012
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TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

Bristol law firm TLT has advised on the sale of UK electronic products distributor Rapid Electronics to German group CONRAD Electronic, one of Europe’s leading electronics mail order retailers. Following the deal, Rapid Electronics’ Colchester base will act as the headquarters for Hirschau, Bavaria, based CONRAD’s expansion into the...

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Burges Salmon’s movers (and shakers) boost The Grand Appeal

December 14, 2012
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Burges Salmon’s movers (and shakers) boost The Grand Appeal

Nine couples made up of lawyers and staff from Bristol law firm Burges Salmon have raised more than £28,500 by taking to the dancefloor for the firm’s charity of the year, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. They took part in a ‘dance off’ at the firm’s showpiece head office...

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Bond Pearce-Dickinson Dees merger. Official joint statement

December 7, 2012
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Bond Pearce-Dickinson Dees merger. Official joint statement

The merger between Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce will go ahead from 1 May 2013 after both firms’ partners voted for the deal. Creating a major new Law Firm, Bond Dickinson will have an income of approximately £95m, 1,200 staff and operations in eight UK wide locations. Jonathan Blair,...

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West law firm Bond Pearce merger with Dickinson Dees goes ahead

December 7, 2012
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West law firm Bond Pearce merger with Dickinson Dees goes ahead

Bond Pearce, the West law firm with a major office in Bristol, is to merge with Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees. Confirmation was announced earlier this afternoon. The tie-up, first mooted in September, creates a UK top 30 law firm with combined revenue of around £95m. Bond Pearce has grown its...

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